Country Director


Job Description


Work Location : Jordan - Amman Type of Post : Accompanied - Family Other Possible Location : Funding : APPROVED Expected Travel : up to 30% Type of Contract : Language Requirement : ENGLISH Application Deadline : Employee Duration : Full-Time

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We seek a world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. This year, CARE worked in 111 countries, reaching more than 174 million people through 1,600 projects.

The Opportunity:

CARE Jordan is seeking a talented and motivated individual to assume the responsibility of Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director (CD) who will provide effective leadership and management ensuring implementation of CARE’s strategy and in-country operations consistent with CARE's Vision, Mission and Focus.

One of the most important aspects of this role is to identify potential and institutional donors to seek Business Development opportunities, ensure regular engagement to position CARE Jordan for future opportunities, within the humanitarian, recovery, and especially development, as the Jordan context is changing to a sustainable model.

The person in this role will be responsible for overall leadership and management of all aspects of the country office and CARE programs in Jordan. The position leads the country team in the identification, development and implementation of viable (financially, programmatically, culturally as well as from safety and security perspective) programming in the complex operating context, ensuring proper adherence to CARE policies and procedures. This includes staff management, Financial Management, wellness, safety and security, compliance with CARE, and donor requirements. More specifically, the CD drives for impact and addresses injustice and discrimination while improving the lives of poor and vulnerable communities.

The CD will be responsible for Emergency preparedness, programming and operations and will establish and sustain productive relationships with government officials, donors and strategic partners. Whilst CARE has the respect and creates and maintains rapport with the community and with other stakeholders, the Country Director must remain savvy in Analysis and business development and swift in action to ensure that staff and resources are safe, and CARE’s identity and reputation is upheld at all times.

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Country Director will be responsible for fulfilling CARE’s approved "Performance Standards of Country Offices" and has overall responsibility and leadership to ensure the relevance, impact and cost-effectiveness of CARE Jordan.

In this role you will:

Drive strategy. Develop the blueprint to guide CARE’s work in Jordan and help shape the MENA regional strategy and country office operational planning and implementation Lead the team. Successfully guide a staff of program managers, operations experts, security unit and technology experts. Build and maintain a strong, innovative Senior Leadership team Promote CARE. Maintain strong relationships with government, partners, and donors. Lead and represent CARE on several Coordination forums, and maintain good relationships with the host government, donor community and international and local organizations. Grow the portfolio. Work with business development staff to identify, track and coordinate responses to funding opportunities. Develop partnerships and strategies that lead to new funding. Make sure we play by the rules. Ensure that we are ethical and efficient, that we have the procedures in place to be strong stewards of donor funding. Lead with integrity. Create a positive and productive workplace. One that values hard work, feedback and continuous improvement, diversity, inclusion, risk and security and a strong commitment to CARE.

Your Background:

Humanitarian leader. You have at least 7 years+ of experience leading humanitarian programs, managing people, budgets and working in global companies or international NGOs in a complex environment. You have a bachelor’s degree in international development or other relevant post-graduate degree. You are fluent in English and proficient in other applicable languages, preferably Arabic. You have 7 years of successful senior Program Development and strategic leadership position in a humanitarian operating environment with a strong background in Disaster Preparedness, Resource Mobilization, Management, and Leadership

Committed to gender equity. You are an advocate for women and girls. You’ve worked on education, humanitarian, or development programs that advance gender equity.

Natural fundraiser with proposal writing skills. You have experience identifying business opportunities or securing funds from fo undations and institutional donors.

Collaborative manager. You are able to inspire a shared vision, motivate and lead a country-wide team. You have grown and managed a large annual budget, and regional, or country -wide teams.

A natural connector. You can build and sustain relationships with government ministries and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). You are able to identify and attract new donors and partners to work with us. You can spot trends and keep the CARE regional executive team informed about gender, development and health needs and opportunities in Jordan

A strategist. You are a quick thinker, laser focused and clear decision maker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results. You can apply what you learn in your country and other countries CARE works in.

An avid communicator. You are able to clearly communicate in English, (Arabic will be a plus)


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